Monday, October 31, 2011

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of November 5th - November 6th, 2011:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Introduction to Birdwatching
Every Saturday, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.

Sunday, November 6, 2011, 10 a.m.
Early Morning Bird Walk: Feathered Friends
Meet the amazing birds of Prospect Park on this expert-guided walk. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature!
Free

Discover Tour
Every Sunday, 3 p.m.
Discover the Prospect Park you never knew! Meet birds and other wildlife on this walk, guided by a naturalist.

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Debbie Becker leads a free bird walk at the Garden every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning at the Reflecting Pool in the Leon Levy Visitor Center

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, November 6th, 2011
Prospect Park
Meet 8am at Bartel Pritchard Square park entrance
Meeting spot image: http://tinyurl.com/BPProspect
Trip Leader: Ed Crowne
Focus: early winter passerines, late fall stragglers, raptors, freshwater waterfowl

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Joe DiCostanzo
Registrar: Pearl Broder (pbroder3 [AT] nyc.rr.com)
Registration opens Monday 10/24.
Ride: $15.

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New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, November 5, 2011, 8:00am – 9:30am
Van Cortlandt Bird Walks
Guide: Andrew Baksh or Urban Park Rangers. With the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and Urban Park Rangers. Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call 718-548-0912. No registration necessary. No limit. Free.

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Conference House Beach
Past and present blend in the Conference House park where history stretches back thousands of years with the seasonal occupation of the Lenape and hundreds of years with the habitation of the Dutch and English. We’ll observe evidence of the human occupation of the area, observe local geology and discover what the natural and unnatural debris at the high tide line has to reveal. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Hylan Blvd. on the left.
For more information phone Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.

Sunday, November 6, 2011, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Crooke’s Point, Forum Follow-up
Join local naturalist, Paul Lederer, for an ecological study and discussion on the impact of the proposed “restoration” of Crooke’s Point, one of Staten Island’s finest migratory stopover sites. Park in the lot closest to the bathhouse nearest Crooke’s Point in Great Kills Park.
For more information call Cliff Hagen at 718-313-8591.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, November 5, 2011

Birding
8:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to...
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Birding
10:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to...
Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Nature Exploration
1:00 p.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the...
Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fitness Hike
11:00 a.m.
Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the...
Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Nature Photography: Fall Foliage
1:00 p.m.
It has been said that art takes nature as its model. The beauty of nature has inspired many...
Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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